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Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers

Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers
Author: David L. Goetsch
ISBN 13: 9780132397605
ISBN 10: 132397609
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2007-05-10
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 976
List Price: $141.40

Known for its comprehensive coverage, this text covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today’s global workplace. Appropriate for safety management, engineering and technology programs, the book follows a logical sequence that provides a historical perspective and overview, covers the laws and regulations, discusses the human element, examines hazard assessment, prevention, and control, and covers management of safety and health. This edition features updated OSHA standards and contemporary topics such as safety culture, safety’s role in global competitiveness, workplace violence, natural disasters and terrorism. Some new features include:

  • All OSHA standards, as well as those of other regulatory agencies, were updated

  • Chapter 4: Added a new section on the “Emerging Role of Safety Professionals

  • Chapter 9: Added a new section on the safety professional’s role in product recalls

  • Chapter 15: Added a new section on practical prevention measures for reducing slip and fall hazards and a new checklist for enhancing vision protection


    Intended for use in universities, colleges, and corporate training settings, this text contains 30 chapters, each focusing on a major area of concern for modern safety and health professionals. Material covered includes theories of accident causation; the OSHAct, standards, and liability; worker's compensation; ergonomic hazards; workplace stress; impact, temperature, pressure, radiation, noise, electrical, and fire hazards; industrial hygiene; safety analysis; safety ethics; violence in the workplace; and a number of professional issues for safety and health workers. Case studies are included in each chapter. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.